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Idealog—in the ideas business


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Architecture/Design

When is a container a world?

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Emerging and experienced researchers and practitioners will be exchanging views, knowledge and experiences about the relationship of interior and exterior spaces at a symposium entitled Interstices - Under Construction: Unsettled Containers at The University of Auckland, October 8-10. And you can ... More …


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Design/Transport

London’s red & green bus design conjures criticism

Britain’s iconic double-decker red bus is receiving a makeover, but critics are calling the bus a waste of money, saying it’s more about style than substance. Explore the new bus for yourself and make up your own mind. More …


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Events

Upcoming CoLab workshops

If you’re looking for ways to add a little creative flare and knowledge to you skill set, you might like to head along to some of the workshops being held by CoLab, which will cover everything from robotics to ... More …


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Retail

Glasses boutique unveils a premium new look

A respect for classic design defines optometrist Michael Holmes’ latest venture – a boutique store that opened this week in the heart of Auckland’s High Street. More …


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Architecture/Design

Give me some wood lovin’

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Good ‘ole Kiwi wood is being shown the love with some stellar entries in this years NZ Wood Timber Design Awards. Entries include the interior fitout of the new Supreme Court building, wind turbines designed with high-performance wooden blades and ... More …


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Review

Web Watch: I Love Typography

With the name ‘I Love Typography’, there’s no prize for guessing that this week’s web watch will particularly appeal to typography addicts. More …


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Design

Twist Design Challenge

New Zealand carpet maker Cavalier Bremworth is on the hunt for great looking projects where its carpet has been used, and in return is offering a slue of prizes for winning entries, including an iPad and of course, bragging rights. More …


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Events

Webstock 2011 Launch Party

The folks behind web extravaganza event ‘Webstock’ have been planning the 2011 event since the day Webstock 2010 ended. And next year’s event is set to be launched in just one week’s time on Thursday September 23, and ... More …


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Development

Taking flight through Auckland’s Britomart

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Auckland’s Britomart Precinct is a constantly evolving project. Its $350 million transformation by Cooper and Company into a retail, lifestyle, commercial and residential space, includes the renovation of 17 heritage buildings and the construction of six new buildings. Watch ... More …


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Design

Designworks sets up shop in Christchurch

It’s all go for design agency Designworks with their plans to open their new office in the Garden City next month. The agency, of Air New Zealand’s speedy check-in terminals and Skycouch fame, will be building on the ... More …


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Opinion

Architecture for its own sake

Architect Sam Kebbell of KebbellDaish Architects finds a silver lining in the recession and the Canterbury earthquake as he ponders the positive effects of encouraging experimentation in our built environment. More …


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Design

ATM’s get a makeover

Simple, human, and flexible. Three words used to describe the redesign inspiration behind BBVA’s new ATM machines, crafted by global deign consultancy IDEO. Being driven by the desire to make self-service banking more intuitive led to a number of ... More …